NEWBURY motorists are being reminded that the traffic lights are currently switched off and temporary give way signs and lights are in operation at the Robin Hood roundabout as West Berkshire Council carries out vital upgrade works.
The fresh roadworks follows the closure of Boundary Road which has been closed since July and will not re-open until the end of October before shutting again in January for nine months.
The new scheme will install new signal controllers at each of the three locations – two on the Robin Hood roundabout and one on the A4 - which the council confirmed would be a “lengthy process” and would take several days to complete each one.
According to the council the new signal controllers once installed will help improve the flow of traffic through Newbury by allowing the highways team to alter the lights according to local traffic flows.
All three junctions will thereafter “be able to communicate with each other to synchronise their lights with each other” and also allow highways officers to manually control the lights in the event of collisions, roadworks or large local events.
The times and locations for the junction are as follows:
Wednesday October 21st - A4 Western Avenue and A339 junction (by the A339 flyover)
Monday October 26th - Robin Hood roundabout - junction of the A4, A339, London Road, B4009 Shaw Road
Friday November 6th - the A4,Faraday Road and Newport Road junction